Creative Nonfiction Writer: Personal essays, flash CNF, live storytelling
I am a creative nonfiction writer living in in Southern California on Kumeyaay lands. I write mostly personal essays and flash nonfiction. I also have a weird compunction to read slightly embarrassing true stories in front of a bar full of people at the VAMP storytelling showcase of the San Diego literary and performing arts organization So Say We All.
My newsletter, Be Your Own Hero, about being brave in small moments, comes out approximately monthly. Subscribe here to get the next issue and I’ll send you a PDF of Five 5-Minute Practices That Will Help You Be More Brave.
Find what I’m reading and recommending in my Bookshop store :
|6/16/22 Braving the Fire Revisited: A Conversation with Jessica Handler — 7 pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific. Click here for audio and video recording of this event|
|3/21/22 San Diego Decameron Project Anthology Book Launch and Reading — San Diego Central Library|
|1/27/22 VAMP Show “The GOAT” — So Say We All at the Whistle Stop Bar, North Park|
Where to find my work
What people are saying…
about "Resistance" in Lunch Ticket
about "Forgetting the Cat" in FEED
I couldn’t stop thinking about this piece and what you had to say about grief and guilt. The ending was so powerful!
about "Wonderland" in Crack the Spine
about "March 194th" in the San Diego Decameron Project
about "Teeth" VAMP performance
about "Let's Dance" VAMP Performance
about "Dirty Talk: Pills, Props, and Playthings" VAMP Performance
One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen/heard. Your writing, timing, and delivery were spot on. — Peggy L.
I appreciate your story and the unabashed truth you detailed it with. — VAMP performance mentor David L.
about "Men Tell Me to Smile" VAMP Performance
Oh my god. This was absolutely incredible. I cried laughing. So good.
Oh f*ck this is awesome.